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Will County Health Department Covid Vaccine

Will County Expands Covid Vaccine Eligibility To Phase 1b

Will County has now entered Phase 1B-Plus of its COVID vaccine rollout, the county’s health department announced Tuesday.

Health officials said that between Tuesday and April 12, when the state is expected to make all residents 16 and older eligible, vaccine appointments can by those who currently qualifies under state guidelines. Details .

Health Department Recommends Antibody Treatment For Those At High Risk Of Severe Covid

The health department also recommended those at a high risk of severe symptoms of COVID-19 be treated with a monoclonal antibody infusion if they become infected. This is a similar, but larger group than the immunocompromised.  

Many … individuals are at an increased risk for severe illness. And often we hear people dismiss those with increased risk because there’s an assumption that they were already seriously ill already. This is simply not the case, Mooney said. A significant portion of our community lives with a chronic condition that would result in them being classified as at an increased risk … According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, almost two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Almost one out of five adults smoke, and more than one in 10 Missourians have diabetes. That’s why it’s so important that everyone is vaccinated.

If these individuals suffer from one or more of these conditions, they can receive a monoclonal antibody infusion at Jordan Valley Health Center or other medical providers. 

“This treatment is available for those people who are at high risk for developing extreme COVID symptoms, there is no cost to the patient for these infusions, said Jordan Valley Executive Director Alexis Brown. If you’ve tested positive and have a high risk like diabetes, high BMI pregnancy or weakened immune system, we encourage you to speak with your provider about getting these infusions. 

How To Get Vaccinated

Vaccination is available regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be billed or charged for vaccination.

You can receive a second Moderna or Pfizer vaccine dose at most sites, even if you received your first dose at a different location. Please bring a photo of your first dose vaccination card.

Drive-through or in-car vaccination is available at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital , HealthPoint Renton , and the Kent Public Health Center . More details are below.

Free rides to and from your vaccination are offered by and Hopelink Mobility .

Free childcare is available for vaccination appointments and recuperation from , the Learning Care Group , and the YMCA .

Rockland County Health Department Offers Third Covid

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  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids , alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine Provided By Niagara County To Immunocompromised

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NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. The Niagara County Department of Health will provide a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised because of a medical condition or medical treatment. 

The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amendment to the Emergency Use Authorizations for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State Department of Health .

Based on the recommendations from the CDC, individuals with the following conditions are eligible to receive an additional mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose:

  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids , alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

Third dose appointments will be added to all upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics including:

  • Niagara County Community College Learning Commons 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn
  • August 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • August 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Troup County Health Department Offering Covid Vaccines To Kids Over 12

On Friday, those 12 or older will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 at the Troup County Health Department at 900 Dallis Street, Suite A, according to Hayla Folden, media relations specialist of the Georgia Department of Public Health, District 4.

On the same day, the health department will be offering all back-to-school vaccines.

Those interested should call 845-4085 to schedule an appointment.

This event will be the Troup County Health Departments first time offering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, Folden said.

County Nurse Manager Leslie Leonard said the Troup County Health Department doesnt typically carry the Pfizer vaccine because of storage issues.

Children ages 12 through 15 became eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine May 11, 2021 thanks to an FDA approved Emergency Use Authorization, according to Folden.

Those who dont get an appointment at the health department may be able to have their children vaccinated elsewhere. While the DPH doesnt have a list of places offering vaccines, Folden said every provider is required to enroll in so that people can easily search for appointments for the types of COVID vaccines they prefer.

In LaGrange, sites offering the Pfizer vaccine include the Walgreens on 115 Vernon Street; Sick Clinic, Inc. at 301 Main Street; CVS Pharmacy at 300 Morgan Street; Walmart at 955 Lafayette Parkway; Publix at 139 Commerce

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More Than 265000 In Will County Fully Vaccinated

As of Tuesday, 265,114 Will County residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Will County Health Department, and 584,784 doses of the vaccine had been administered. That represents 38.29 percent of the population in Will County.

The Health Department on Thursday reported a total of 76,524 COVID cases, which represents an increase of 90 from Wednesday, and 1,009 reported deaths from the virus, an increase of four from Wednesday.

What has become unclear is whether wearing a mask inside public places and social distancing is something we all need to continue to do.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week adjusted their recommendations on mask wearing for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in non-health care settings.

On Monday, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health on followed suit and announced that Illinois will align state executive orders with the latest CDC guidance and rescind IDPH emergency rules enforcing masking and distance.

Meanwhile, the Will County Health Department on Monday issued a statement advising people to maintain the status quo on mask wearing and social distancing.

The CDCs update also stated that employees and residents in congregate settings should continue to mask. In addition, schools were told to continue following CDC school guidelines until more people and children are vaccinated.

For more on information on COVID-19 in Will County, visit .

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“We have made tremendous progress over the past three weeks, adding three new vaccine locations in Joliet, Wilmington and Monee as we received more vaccines from the state,” Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek said in a release. “By removing the registration process, we can provide greater access to available appointments for our residents.”

The Will County Health Department runs five open vaccination sites including: Will County Health Department, 501 Ella Ave., Joliet; former Toys R Us, 3128 Voyager Lane, Joliet; Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet; Rose School, 626 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington; and a vaccine clinic at 6370 Emerald Parkway in Monee.

Request A Printout Of Your Vaccine History

You can request a copy of your vaccine records from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Vax Verify allows individuals to download their vaccination history from the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange . As employers, businesses, events, and organizations work to remain open as safely as possible as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing, we hope Vax Verify will make it easier for them to do so.

Phased Approach To Covid

The Vaccination Campaign will be a phased approach per CDC guidance. There will be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, but supply will continually increase in the weeks and months that follow.

The long-term goal The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities are available. The plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers available, including doctors offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

The Vaccine Manufacturer Selection and Distribution Process Learn about how the federal government began investing in select vaccine manufacturers to help them increase their ability to quickly make and distribute a large amount of COVID-19 vaccine at .

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Covid Vaccine Side Effects: Why Do Some Get Them And What Does It Mean

Side effects are possible after receiving either one or two doses of any of the three coronavirus vaccines currently being administered in the U.S., but not everyone experiences them. So what causes the side effects and what does it mean if you get them when others don’t?

Here’s what you should know.

Frederick County Survey On Vaccine Interest

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Thank you for your participation in our survey on vaccine interest! Our English survey received 20,580 results and our Spanish survey received 269. Over 50% of people who responded said that they were planning on getting the vaccine as soon as it became available to them. Of those respondents who said they werent sure or were not planning on getting the vaccine immediate, the most common concerns were about safety and side effects. There were thousands of comments written in, and we will use the information from the survey to help develop our messaging to make sure were answering the questions that you have asked.

More information about the survey results can be found here:

Will County Vaccine Appointments Available For Those 16 And Older Today

Will County will join most of the rest of the state in expanding vaccine eligibility. In Will County there are appointments available and you can book directly through the  Will County Health Department website. You do not have to register anymore. You can book your appointment directly at the former Toys R Us store, Joliet West High School, the Will County health Department vaccine clinic at 501 Ella Avenue, plus the Wilmington and Monee vaccine clinic locations from the website.

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek will move to open scheduling on Monday, April 12, as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and older.

As we move into universal eligibility, we want to provide direct access to Will County residents to schedule online and are adding additional vaccine appointments, said Bertino-Tarrant. Between the state clinics and our clinics, we will be able to deliver nearly 4,000 vaccinations per day in Will County.

Will County residents will no longer have to register with the health department to schedule a vaccine.  All registered residents have been invited to schedule their appointment over the past two weeks.  They will still receive updates from the Health Department to keep informed about the progress the county is making each week.

The Will County Health Department supports five vaccination sites:

For complete information, visit .

Where To Get A Vaccine

There are several locations throughout the City to get a COVID-19 vaccine, including the Will County Health Department, local pharmacies and big box sites. For more information visit the Will County Health Department’s .

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July 30, 2021

The City of Joliet is recommended that masks be worn inside City Hall. We will continue to monitor the CDC website with any updates.


June 11, 2021

Illinois will move to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan, on Friday, June 11, 2021. On Friday, the state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines. 

Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues

Joliet City Hall is open to the public for in-person business. The west entrance, located on Des Plaines St. and the east entrance on Joliet St., will be the only entry and exit to the building. If you are not vaccinated, masks are recommended.

Information pertaining to public meeting attendance and participation can be found on the Meeting Schedule & Procedures webpage.


Will County Health Department To Open Covid

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The Will County Health Department is bringing in more help to answer calls about the COVID-19 vaccine.

It has authorized a contract with Harris and Harris for a new COVID-19 call center.

The Health Department has been overwhelmed fielding calls from residents seeking information about the vaccine, said County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan in a press release. The County Board has stepped in with extra funding to make sure residents get the information that they need and can get scheduled for a vaccination appointment.

The department says it gets more than 800 calls a day on the subject.

The new call center will have 25 operators, five of whom will be bilingual in Spanish. Hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Will County Health To Offer One

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Getting the one-shot COVID-19 vaccine in Will County is about to get a little easier.

Beginning June 9, the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at the former Toys R Us store in Joliet will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Will County Health Department also will offer its first Johnson & Johnson pop-up clinic Saturday.

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is approved for adults ages 18 and older and only requires one dose as opposed to the two-dose vaccines from Moderna or Pfizer.

Theres quite a few who want the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because its one and done, said Cindy Jackson, director of mass vaccination for the health department. Its a convenient alternative.

In addition to the Toys R Us clinic, 3128 Voyager Lane, Joliet, Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Will County Health Department, 501 Ella Ave., Joliet

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at St. Rose Church, 626 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington

3-7 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at the former Second Place Church, 6370 Emerald Parkway, Monee.

Appointments are encouraged but not required and can be made online at . Walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations are welcome at all clinics.

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Kane County And Will County To Open Mass Vaccination Sites In Aurora Joliet Friday

Kane County and Will County are slated to open new mass vaccination sites in Aurora and Joliet Friday, part of four mass vaccination sites opening to all eligible Illinois residents in the Chicago area this week.

According to the governor’s office, the new vaccination sites include:

  • Former Carson Pirie Scott, located at 970 North Lake St., Aurora in Kane County. Details .
  • Former Toys R Us, located at 3128 Voyager Lane, Joliet in Will County. Details .

Initial Priority Groups To Receive The Vaccine

It should be noted that all people are assumed susceptible to the virus. Initial populations prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination will be the following based on federal guidance and pending ACIP recommendations, all phases subject to change based on ACIP guidance:

  • Health Care Personnel & Residents from Long Term Care Facilities.
  • Essential frontline workers including first responders.
  • Those with high risk medical conditions and adults over 65 years of age.

Danville Quincy And More: These Illinois Covid Vaccine Sites Are Open To Anyone 16 Or 18

Following an announcement from the state last week, a number of Illinois counties are now offering vaccinations to any state resident 16 and older.

Jackson County in southern Illinois, Adams County in western Illinois, and Vermilion County in eastern Illinois, among others, have expanded eligibility requirements as the state’s health department allowed regions experiencing a decline in vaccine demand to open up further. Here’s a full list.

Floyd County Health Department Offering Covid Booster Immunizations

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FLOYD COUNTY About 3% of the population matches the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s criteria for receiving a COVID-19 booster shot. 

Beginning Monday, the Floyd County Health Department will be offering boosters to those who qualify. 

Floyd County Health Officer Dr. Tom Harris said in a news release that patients should receive a third dose no earlier than 28 days from the completion of the second shot in their COVID-19 immunization series. 

“The patient should, whenever possible, receive the same brand of vaccine, at the standard dose,” Harris said. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine isn’t included in the booster regimen. 

“People requesting booster injections that previously received the J&J immunization will need to be reviewed on a case-by-base basis,” Harris said. 

Based on the 3% CDC estimate, Harris said Floyd County will need about 2,300 additional vaccine doses. That’s on top of those who may receive a shot for the first time, which Harris said is strongly encouraged especially due to the spread of the Delta variant. 

According to the CDC, people who are eligible for a third dose are:

People in active cancer treatment; those who have received organ transplants and are taking immunosuppressive therapy;

People who have received CAR-T cell or blood stem cell transplants;

People who suffer from moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency ;

People with advanced, untreated or unknown status HIV infection;


Update From Will County Health Department: Covid

Feb 19, 2021

Update will include only new or enhanced activities and updated information.

  • Will County numbers As of today, Will County is reporting 64,549 positive COVID cases and 885 deaths.   The number of positive cases includes molecular and rapid antigen tests.  
  • Illinois Stats Currently, Illinois has 1,168,683 positive COVID cases and 20,129 deaths.  The states positivity rate is 3.3%, Will Countys 4.6%, and the Region 7 positivity rate is 4.4%.  As you know, based on our much-improved metrics, Region 7 moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan late January.  The Restore Illinois Plan as well as many other resources on the IDPH website
  • Staffing- Since my last report, we have no new positive cases in the agency.
  • Mass Vaccination Plan –  Currently Will County is vaccinating people eligible for vaccine in Phase 1a and 1b.  If you need additional information on the phases, please see the IDPH Mass Vaccination Plan:

IDPH distributed the newest version, 6.0 on Saturday.  This version further expands Phase 1b, documents the change in scope of practice for EMS personnel, provides links to resources such as toolkits, and references information for at- home caregivers.  The new document can be found on our website or the IDPH website. 

For additional information please visit

At this time, Will County has vaccinated 3.10% of our population, 82,546 vaccines.  These are rates as of today for other NE Region counties.

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      Boone County Health Department Expects Increase In Vaccination Rate As Fda Approves Pfizer Vaccine

        The Pfizer vaccine became the first to be fully FDA approved Monday morning. Local health departments hope to see an increase in vaccination rates.

        COLUMBIA – Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services expects an increase in vaccination rates as the U.S. Food Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer vaccine Monday morning.

        The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now be marketed as fully approved, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

        For individuals 12 to 15 years of age, the Pfizer vaccine will continue to be available under emergency use authorization.

        According to the Columbia/Boone County PHHS, nearly 50% of Boone County has been fully vaccinated, which is the second highest rate in the state.

        Sara Humm, Public Information Specialist for the department, said the FDA approval should encourage more individuals to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

        “Hopefully now that barrier has been taken down since it has been fully approved from the FDA, ” Humm said.

        Many individuals were cautious to receive the vaccine due to the fact that it was not fully approved by the FDA.

        According to the American Medical Association, 30% of unvaccinated people said they were waiting for vaccines to receive full approval before having the vaccine.

        Vaccination rates in Boone County have gradually increased over time as clinics continue to open and administer the vaccine.

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        Nc Department Of Health And Human Services Launches New Site To Inform Teens On Covid

        RALEIGH, NC The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched awebsitededicated toprovidingteenswiththe information, tools and resources they need to educate themselves, theirfriendsandtheir family members about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines.

        With access to materials such as aCOVID-19 vaccine discussion guide, vaccine locations andinformative videos, this site serves as aplacefor teens to get the facts about COVID-19.

        Vaccines are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting people from serious illness, especially as young people head back to school.Themore contagiousDelta variantis spreading across North Carolina and COVID-19 rates are increasing in young people.

        Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people should get fully vaccinated now to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and its more severe outcomes. Nearly all cases of severe disease, hospitalization and death continue to occur among those not fully vaccinated.

        The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Gettingteensvaccinated is the best way to protect them, prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect familymembers.

        Young people 18 and older can get the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. TeenVaxFacts.comsendsa clear, fact-based message to teens and parents:Dont wait to vaccinate.

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        The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available on the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s website on the 2021Illinois Rental Payment Program page.

        Who Needs An Additional Covid

        Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

        • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
        • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
        • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
        • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
        • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
        • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

        People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

        Lake County Fairgrounds Expands Covid Vaccine Eligibility To Phase 1b Plus

        The Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability this week to those eligible in Phase 1B Plus, which includes additional underlying health conditions, the health department announced. Anyone who lives or works in Lake County can register in the AllVax Portal located . Appointments can also be made by calling 377-8130.

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